Be The Leader You Want to Follow

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Change is hitting every business like it never has before. Everybody in the organisation has their part to play in ensuring that the business transforms itself in a sustainable fashion. In order to support your leadership team through these turbulent times, don’t fall into the habit of complaining about what they’re not doing. Just be […]

The Sack Race – Podcast (Episode 07)

The Sack Race Podcast

Getting Sacked. Frank De Boer was sacked as the coach of Premier League football club, Crystal Palace FC, after only 77 days in charge. This follows on from him being sacked last season from the Italian league giants, Inter Milan, after 85 days. The elite coaches seem to be hanging around for only 2-3 years. […]

The Only Way is Ethics

The Only Way is Ethics

We were always taught that Public Relations (PR) was the “the truth told well”. The recent dismissal of the London based PR agency, Bell Pottinger, from the UK’s Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA), which found them guilty of breaching its code of conduct went completely against that mantra. It concluded that the company’s work […]

The Only Way is Ethics [Podcast Episode 06]

The only way is ethics podcast

We were always taught that Public Relations (PR) was the “the truth told well”. The recent dismissal of the London based PR agency, Bell Pottinger, from the UK’s Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA), which found them guilty of breaching its code of conduct went completely against that mantra. Listen to my podcast on this […]

I’m Getting Myself Out of My Way

Getting myself out of my way

My daughter and I were looking forward to watching the climax of the World Athletics Championships on TV, they were being hosted at London’s 2012 Olympic Stadium. However, she was also firmly fixated on getting her applications out for the internship that her PR degree demanded she serve for a minimum of 8 weeks as […]

I’m Getting Myself Out of My Way [Podcast Episode 05]

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My daughter and I were looking forward to watching the climax of the World Athletics Championships on TV, they were being hosted at London’s 2012 Olympic Stadium. However, she was also firmly fixated on getting… Listen to the podcast Read the full article here and leave a message in the comments box below

I’m live at BAFTA and here’s how you can win a ticket

BAFTA/Spike Competition

I’ll be talking about the power of strengths based leadership on Tuesday 31st October at the prestigious Bafta Headquarters in London as part of my new book SPIKE launch! It’s a ticket only event and tickets are only available via the London Business Forum website. However, I have a number of tickets for my VIP guests and […]

Survivor

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“How bad have sales got to get before you consider resigning?” was the sharpest of introductions to our new non-executive director. He had just been appointed to our board by Cinven, the Private Equity (PE) house, which had backed our Management Buy Out (MBO) from the British-Dutch publishing conglomerate, Reed Elsevier. He had enquired ever […]

Survivor [Podcast Episode 04]

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“How bad have sales got to get before you consider resigning?” was the sharpest of introductions to our new non-executive director. He had just been appointed to our board by Cinven, the Private Equity (PE) house, which had backed our Management Buy Out (MBO) from the British-Dutch publishing conglomerate, Reed Elsevier. Listen to the podcast […]